Blurb (as on Goodreads):
Oscar-winning writer-director Guillermo del Toro and New York Times bestselling author Cornelia Funke have come together to transform del Toro’s hit movie Pan’s Labyrinth into an epic and dark fantasy novel for readers of all ages, complete with haunting illustrations and enchanting short stories that flesh out the folklore of this fascinating world.
This spellbinding tale takes readers to a sinister, magical, and war-torn world filled with richly drawn characters like trickster fauns, murderous soldiers, child-eating monsters, courageous rebels, and a long-lost princess hoping to be reunited with her family.
A brilliant collaboration between masterful storytellers that’s not to be missed.
A story within a story, Pan’s Labyrinth is a series of fairytales that will have you engrossed and enchanted. The story has connections to the current world that will keep you rooted. When Ophelia and her mother travel to the countryside to meet her new father Captain Vidal, she also meets a ‘fairy’. And that’s how she is introduced to the Labyrinth and the ancient creature that lives there.
Ophelia finds out that she is actually Princess Moana, the daughter of the underworld and has to finish three tasks in order to open a portal that will take her home.
In the real world, Vidal is evil incarnate who takes pleasures in torturing the rebels and killing innocents.
As there two worlds collide, the readers are sucked into a world of possibilities and a world of evil. The book reads like any Middle-Grade novel and is precise. If you had the opportunity to watch the movie (available on Netflix), you’ll find it exactly the same as the book. So read the book and watch the movie, because both of them are fabulous.
*Thank you Bloomsbury India for a copy of the book. All opinions are my own*